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Rugby League

This is our year!!

With 3 games left to go in the season and 4 teams still alive, here we are licking our lips with anticipation like an LL Cool J video as we await a sold-out Sun-Cope, for this Saturday nights Preliminary final between The Wahs and the Broncos.

by Simon Amani  I     20th September 2023


The Broncos have been flying high all year and will start favorites. This Broncos side has entertained us with their superb athletic prowess with guys like Herbie, Kitoni, and Cobbo who will trouble any defender 1 on 1.  Add in the speed and magic of Reece Walsh with the choir being led by Adam Reynolds and you have a deadly backline that can strike anywhere on the field.  If that wasn’t hard enough then your forwards will have to be at their best to nullify one of the best packs of the
competition.  The Broncos in Payne Haas have arguably the best front rower in the game who partners up with a hard-hitting Thomas Fledgler whose line speed and big hits can rattle any pack.  Broncos have been playing under expectations all year and will not fear the occasion and will understand the pressure of delivering Brisbane’s first premiership in 17 years.

Up the Waahs.  This already annoying catchphrase has been gaining momentum all year and hit an almighty high last weekend after an awesome showing against a high-flying Newcastle, who leading up to last week's game had won 10 games in a row.  This meant little as The Waahs came out of the blocks like ShoNuff in the cinemas on the Last Dragon.  After 20 minutes Warriors had piled on 3 tries already and Newcastle was done like Kopai on a cold Sunday morning.  Probably the most pleasing thing I got out of the game was the crowd at Mt Smart.  How good was it to hear the crowd roaring as well as singing songs during breaks?  Was so good to see, they even sang at the end of the game, no one moved from their seat as the crowd soaked up that win like they had been starved of live footy for 2 years prior.


This Battle between The Wahs and the Broncos has become a real rivalry as records show a 26 – 20 win record to the Bronx. However, the Wahs have won 8 of the last 11 games at Suncorp.  Records will count for nothing as both teams will be confident and riding high.  Is this our year?  Wah's supporters?  Or is this the year the Bronx deliver a premiership to a city thirsty for success?  We will see, it’s gonna be an epic clash, and I cannot wait.

1st preliminary will see Penrith vs. Storm…and let’s be real, Storm has used up their miracles.  Penrith should win easy.

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